(Left to right) Julie Kuznetsov, director of the Cancer Patient Experience, with Stanford's first Multidisciplinary Care Coordinator Laura Birmingham, RN. Kuznetsov and Birmingham are bringing a new care model to patients at the Cancer Center, which pairs new patients with a dedicated nurse coordinator to guide them through their entire span of care. 

The more we can be proactive and anticipate psychosocial and clinical challenges that are likely to come up for our patients and address those problems before they become crises, the better we do in managing the patient's care.

-Julie Kuznetsov, Director of the Cancer Patient Experience